2010/12/2 Stephen J. Turnbull email@example.com:
Because that works, but
doesn't (it prints ASCII). You can't round-trip, but users will want/expect that.
You should be able to round-trip, absolutely. I don't think you should expect print() to do that. str(56) possibly. :) That's an argument for it to be in a module, as you then would need to send in a parameter on which decimal characters you want.
T1000 = float('一.◯◯◯')
That was already discussed here, and it's clear that unicode does not consider these characters to be something you can use in a decimal number, and hence it's not broken.